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LGBTQ Studies Guide

Books | eBooks | Media

Physical & online books, media, and more can be located in the following ways:

  1. Search the Library Catalog (use dropdown left-hand side for search types: subject, author, etc.)
  2. Search for an e-book, choose an e-book database from the list and use the search bar to enter terms
    • Remember off-campus access requires log-in with CSUSM User ID and Password
  3. Search the CSUSM Pride Center book collection


When searching the collections for books and more try these Library of Congress Subject Headings searches.  

This is not a complete list of Library of Congress Subject headings, but a list intended to get your searches started. Also note that these terms may not use the language that you are normally accustomed to and may seem outdated; they are the terms selected by the Library of Congress to arrange materials under a single subject heading and do not necessarily reflect how the LGBTQA community describes themselves. 

Androdgyny (psychology) | Bisexuals | Bisexuality | Butch and femme (Lesbian culture) |  Coming out (sexual orientation) | Gay couples | Gay Liberation Movement | Gay activists Gay and Lesbian Studies | Gay adoption | Gay culture | Gay men | Gay Parents | Gay rights | Gays | Gender and Ethnic studies | Gender Identity | Gender Identity in Literature | Gender noncomformity | Heterosexism | Homophobia | Homosexual | Homosexuality | Intersex people | Lesbians | Lesbianism | Lesbian Couples | Male homosexuality | Queer Theory |  sex change | Sex (psychology) | Same-Sex marriage | Sexual Minorities | Transgender | Transgender people | Transgenderism | Transsexuals | Transsexualism | Transvestisim | Transvestites | Women's Rights | 


Selected books, eBooks, Streaming Media, and Physical Media below - 

For online access to ebooks and streaming media - User ID & Password Required.

Historicising Gender and Sexuality [eBook]

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Living Out : Gay and Lesbian Autobiography : Travels in a Gay Nation : Portraits of LGBTQ Americans [eBook]

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Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity [eBook]

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Queer America A GLBT History of the 20th Century [4tth Floor Stacks   HQ76.3.U5 E35 2008]

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Streaming Media 

Kanopy offers a robust collection of streaming videos on LGBTQ StoriesLGBTQ CinemaGender StudiesSocial Studies - LGBTQ (Selected titles below).

Watch Just Gender Now (via Kanopy) [Streaming Media via Kanopy]

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TRANS (via Kanopy) [Streaming Media via Kanopy]

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Physical Media

Selected Items from the Media Library

STILL BLACK: a portriat of black transmen [DVD - Media   HQ77.95.U6 S75 2008 ] 

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Just married: the epic battle over gay marriage [DVD - Media   KFM2503 .J87 2005 ]

Just Married: The Epic Battle Over Gay Marriage